NHS Research Ethics Committees protect and promote the interests of patients and the public in health and social care research. Research Ethics Committees consist of up to 18 members from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds. Our committees review health and social research, check that people are provided with the information they need to help them decide whether they wish to take part, and provide an opinion as to whether the research is ethical.
We currently have vacancies for members of the public who are not currently healthcare professionals, and who are interested in thinking about issues from the perspective of a potential research participant and would like to develop knowledge of research ethics. Members receive training in ethical review and have opportunities to debate challenging issues. Positions are voluntary but expenses are paid for. The Committee meets on average for half a day per month and carries out additional work by email correspondence.
Contact us for an application form or an informal chat on tel: 01224 558458, email firstname.lastname@example.org Interest can be registered at any time.